Before you begin deep cleaning your kitchen, take the proper steps to prepare. Dust all the areas of the kitchen to prepare the surfaces for your work. Then fill up the sink with a cleaning solution mixture so that you can easily soak your cloth often throughout the process.
Start cleaning one side of your kitchen, wiping every surface in small sections top to bottom all the way around the room. Save your microwave and stove for second-to-last since they are the greasiest. Save cleaning the sink for last.
How Do I Remove Streaks from Stainless Steel Appliances?
You’ve worked hard to make sure your stainless steel appliances are clean and sanitary—so of course you want that work to show!
First identify the grain of the stainless steel and always work in the same direction as the grain. Then using a clean, cotton cloth and some glass cleaner (or specialty stainless steel cleaner), buff potential streaky finishes until they shine. Keep your eyes peeled at all times for water spots and potential streak problems.
One quick tip for a stubborn microwave is to place a cup of water in the machine and boil it for a few minutes. This loosens up debris and grime in the microwave for easy cleaning.
After you’ve scrubbed the microwave, fridge, dishwasher and stove clean, drain your sink, spray in some all-purpose cleaner and use a brush to thoroughly remove any trace of your cleaning solution. Finish cleaning your kitchen by sweeping or vacuuming the floor, then mop it.
Ripening fruit, dirty dishes and sticky counters are usually what attract fruit flies. If your clean kitchen is still attracting flies, try running your garbage disposal on a regular basis or trap the fruit flies with an apple cider vinegar solution.
Kitchen Cleaning Schedule
Maintain a clean kitchen by creating a consistent schedule. Use the following timetable to keep the kitchen tidy in between Santopi Cleaning visits:
- DAILY: Every day wipe surfaces, do dishes, put dishes away and sweep the floor.
- WEEKLY: On a weekly basis, the daily tasks should be combined with a mopping of the kitchen floor. This is when you should also tackle the more involved dish-washing tasks, such as cleaning foggy wine glasses and polishing stained silver.
- MONTHLY: You should ensure that all cabinets, pantries and your refrigerator are cleared of unnecessary or outdated food and miscellaneous items that are no longer needed, maintaining the order of your cold- and room-temperature storage areas.
- YEARLY: Once per year (at least) you should deep clean your kitchen space. This means that your cleaning should reach to the back of every cabinet and pantry, extend to a dismantled refrigerator interior (for separate washing of each surface), reach under that refrigerator and stove, and get to the ceiling, light fixtures, etc. Basically, this yearly cleaning should be as deep as possible. This form of maintenance is especially important for this space, where perishable food items are handled every day.
Now it’s time to congratulate yourself on a job well done! Enjoy your new kitchen with a home-cooked meal.
If you want your kitchen to get that deep clean, fresh feeling on a regular basis, call Santopi Cleaning for a professional house cleaning. We can help you keep your home clean and free up time in your schedule.